UAE & India discuss comprehensive strategic partnership

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Officials during the meeting | WAM

HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs, has met with Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister of India, on the sidelines of the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA78) in New York.

They discussed the historically friendly relations, the comprehensive strategic partnership between the UAE and India, and ways to further develop cooperation as part of the strategic partnership of the two countries.

The UAE Foreign Minister and his Indian counterpart also reviewed the issue of climate change and bilateral cooperation in this regard, with the UAE hosting the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) this year in Expo City Dubai.

Sheikh Abdullah stressed that the UAE and India are keen to support multilateral international action to find effective solutions to all challenges and build fruitful and constructive partnerships that benefit humanity.

The UAE Minister pointed out that the two friendly countries have been linked to a comprehensive strategic partnership since 2017 and a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement since 2022, enabling them to accomplish many development achievements for their people.

Sheikh Abdullah stressed that COP28 represents a great opportunity to highlight the exceptional UAE-India ties and the significance of international cooperation in facing all pressing challenges. The meeting was attended by Ms. Lana Zaki Nusseibeh, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for Political Affairs and UAE’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations.

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